Revamp Your Outdoor Space with Pavers over Concrete

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If your concrete patio has seen better days, it may be time to consider solutions that can restore it to a beautiful and usable space.

Poured concrete patios, while affordable, are difficult to repair and even if properly maintained can develop cracks, flaking, and spalling over time. These unsightly conditions can become the focal point and should be remedied as quickly as possible, but replacing the concrete requires a substantial amount of work with a jackhammer, sledgehammer, and other tools that can break up the concrete so it can be removed, to leave space for a new patio. If the patio is made with concrete pavers, the pavers are heavy and may require multiple people to remove them for disposal.

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Removing concrete from a patio can be a long and messy process, so it may be best to consider other solutions. Installing pavers over concrete can be a way to give your concrete patio a new life without the mess and hassle of fully removing the old material in favor of the new.

If the concrete is damaged but still in relatively good condition, a better solution is to resurface the patio by laying pavers over the concrete to create a new surface. There are many patio paver options, including brick, concrete, porcelain, and composite — but composite pavers offer the most benefits.

Tips for a Successful Pavers over Concrete Installation

Make Sure the Added Height Doesn’t Block Building Access

Laying pavers on concrete adds two to three inches of height to the existing patio. Before installation, make sure that the added height doesn’t block access to buildings.

Choose Composite for Easy Installation, Durability, and Style

Composite pavers are thinner than concrete and brick (and provide an authentic look. They are a highly durable option for installing pavers over concrete. They allow for quick and easy installation, are highly durable, and offer unmatched style for an outdoor patio.

Benefits of Composite Pavers

To maintain their strength and appearance, brick and concrete pavers should be sealed periodically. Porcelain pavers typically don’t need to be sealed, but depending on the specific pavers, they may benefit from sealing. Composite pavers don’t need to be sealed because they are manufactured to be highly durable as well as scratch- and stain-resistant. As with any paver material, they should be cleaned periodically and any spills should be wiped up as quickly as possible.

Aspire Pavers Are the Best Choice for Installing Pavers over Concrete

Aspire Pavers provide many benefits for installing pavers over concrete:


Concrete, brick, and porcelain are heavy materials that can be difficult to lift and move into place. Aspire Pavers are one-third the weight of traditional pavers, so they are easier to maneuver into place.

Easy to Install

Our patented installation grid means that installation can take less than 40% of the time it takes to install traditional concrete pavers. They can also be cut and installed with common household tools as opposed to other materials that need specialty equipment to cut.

Scratch, Stain, and Crack Resistant

Aspire Pavers resist stains from everyday spills like ketchup and barbecue sauce. They also resists scratches and cracks and they come with a lifetime no crack guarantee in pedestrian applications.

Variety of Colors and Sizes

Aspire interlocking permeable pavers are available in 13 different colors to create the desired patio aesthetic. They also come in a variety of sizes which allows you to create a nearly endless variety of unique patterns.


Made with up to 95% post-consumer recycled scrap tire rubber and plastics, they help keep material out of landfills.

Contact the experts at Aspire today to discuss using our pavers over your concrete patio.